Universal Orlando, OUC shield records after electrical shocking of Volcano Bay visitors, staff in June

Submitted by NFOIC on Fri, 08/30/2019 - 8:45am

Nearly three months after Volcano Bay visitors and employees were mysteriously shocked by an electric current at the water park, Universal Orlando and city-owned OUC have worked in tandem to withhold records that might shed more light on what happened that day.

When the Orlando Sentinel requested documents on June 6, Orlando Utilities Commission attorney Chris Browder immediately forwarded the request to a Universal attorney and then allowed Universal to decide what information should be exempt from public records law.

“Please remind them that we have a confidentiality agreement with Universal … that we’re supposed to let them know when information is requested in the event they want to intervene and block it,” wrote Browder to an OUC staffer in a June 7 email. (Read more here...)